Mercy Ships


Jun 12 '19 at 17:43
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Mercy Ships

URComped is thrilled to be able to partner with Mercy Ships by making a donation for EVERY trip booked.

Mercy Ships is a global organization that started in 1978 and has been operating ever since. They own and operate the world's largest charitable hospital ship, based in West Africa. Their ship is completely staffed by volunteers. In fact, their volunteers not only volunteer their time and donate it, but they pay for the pleasure of working for Mercy Ships! 

Mercy Ship's goal is to provide the highest level of health care to the poorest of the poor. People, that have little or no access to any type of medical care in their own country, come to Mercy Ships when the ship is in port. The ship stays for 10 months at a time in Sub Saharan Africa and provides over 2,000- 2,500 free, life-changing surgeries every year.

Not only that, but the ship is utilized as a training platform in order to raise the level of healthcare infrastructure within the host country. This way the country does not become totally dependent on Mercy Ships, and becomes dependent on their own healthcare infrastructure.

Over the past 40 years, Mercy Ships has impacted the lives of over 2.6 million direct beneficiaries. They have delivered services valued at over 1.53 billion dollars US. Their goal is to grow their impact and serve even more people, not only annually, but also as a result from their training program.

CLICK HERE of you are interested in learning more or engaging with Mercy Ships (donating, volunteering).

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